Jayalalithaa laid to rest with full state honours

By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 06 Dec 2016 07:04 PM
New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who passed away on Monday night after a bitter 74-day battle for life, was laid to rest at the Marina Beach here on Tuesday.

 Jayalalithaa's last rites

  • Jayalalithaa laid to rest next to her mentor MGR at Marina beach with full state honours

  • Jayalalithaa will be buried net to her mentor MG Ramachandran

  • Last rites of Jayalalithaa to take place at Marina Beach in Chennai shortly, funeral procession underway.

  • Blanket of grief envelopes Tamil Nadu; supporters chant 'Amma, Amma' (Mother, Mother)

Supporters of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram react as they wait to catch a glimpse of her funeral procession in Chennai on December 6, 2016. AFP PHOTO / MANJUNATH KIRAN

  • Tens of thousands of people queued up to have last glimpse of their 'Puratchi Thalaivi Amma' (Revolutionary Leader Amma)

  • Mortal remains of Jayalalithaa being taken from Rajaji Hall to Marina Beach.

  •  Funeral procession of Jayalalithaa

  • President Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall

  • Rahul Gandhi pays floral tributes to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa

  • Congress VP Rahul Gandhi reaches Rajaji Hall in Chennai to pay his last respects. (Photo: ANI)

  • PM Modi arrived in Chennai to pay last tributes to J Jayalalithaa. President Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief and condoled Jaya’s demise.  President Mukherjee on Tuesday said, "Jayalalithaa was a fighter and she fought till the end".

  • PM Modi and President Mukherjee left for Chennai to attend Jaya's last rites. But, President Mukherjee's plane returned to Delhi after it developed a technical snag mid-way

Image courtesy: ANI

  • Security has been beefed up in Tamil Nadu, and especially in Chennai where Jaya’s last rites shall be performed

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  • After Jaya was declared dead, she was taken to her residence Poes garden, where thousands of her followers were present. Jaya was later taken Rajaji hall, where her followers can come and give her homage


  • Jaya’s last rites will be performed at 4:30 pm on Tuesday evening in Chennai

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  • Her followers were seen broken down and sobbing after her demise, people across the country can be seen in grief and deep shock

  • Amma’s followers yearn to take last glimpse of her at Rajaji hall, gather in huge number, the security has been increased for the same


  • Jayalalithaa will be accorded state funeral. Flags will be flown at half mast. And no ceremonial functions will be organized


  • After two hours of Jaya’s demise, her close aide O. Panneerselvam got elected as a new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and took oath after two hours of Jayalalithaa’s death